What More Can Be Said About Playing Wagner in Israel?

When it comes to the debate about whether to boycott the composer's music, it's hard to tell who is forcing what on whom.

The events honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Richard Wagner will come to an end a week from now, and a look ahead at the next anniversary festivities for him arouse optimism: The 250th anniversary of his birth will take place only in 2063, and the 150th anniversary of his death in 2033. In other words, we can look forward to at least 20 years of quiet. What did Prof. Na’ama...